Monday, November 15, 2010

It's No Secret

It's No Secret:
Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know

Rachel Olsen
(David C Cook)
ISBN: 978-1434765376
September, 2010/240 pages/$14.99

With passion, wisdom, and wit, Rachel Olsen provides the "secrets" to what every woman is looking for-answers to issues and hang-ups like exhausting schedules, unpaid bills, relational conflict, and unmet expectations.

Exploring 12 kingdom principles from Scripture, Rachel invites women to connect their real selves with God and with their sisters in Christ. With tongue-in-cheek prose but serious purpose, Rachel urges women to: "Know When to Pay Retail," "Kill Your Competition," "Have Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach," "Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends," "Diversify Your Portfolio," and more. A Bible study section after each chapter encourages women to dig deeper. Fun, readable, witty with a solid scriptural punch-It's No Secret is perfect for individual or group study.

Rachel Olsen is a popular national women's speaker, a staffer with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a communication instructor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. She also served as a writer and general editor for God's Purpose for Every Woman. Rachel and her family enjoy life in a beach town in the Carolinas.

Visit her website to learn more.

This book is a refreshing change from the plethora of feel-good, prosperity-gospel, and motivational books on the shelves of so many bookstores. Steeped with Biblical principles and illustrations, Rachel Olsen has written a book that is ideal for individual quiet times, small groups, or accountability partners. Each chapter is followed by a Bible Study section with questions and verses for the reader to consider which emphasize and expand on the chapter's topic. The author's personal and honest examples make reading this book seem like a chat with a friend over coffee. I knew I would be able to relate to the author when the dedication to her daughter not only asserted that "My love for you fuels my pursuit of these 'secrets' to godly womanhood," but is followed by this encouragement: "Don't reject them just because Mom wrote them."

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The B&B Media Group and David C Cook as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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2cats said...

I am going to have to read this one. Like you I get tired of the same old feel good kind of books. Sometimes I know that some hard work is required.

Cathy said...

Sounds like a good one.